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Violinists from the Yale Baroque Ensemble perform virtuoso program Nov. 18 & 19

Hyejin Koh and Seul-A Lee will play music by Bach, Biber, and Corelli
November 14, 2014

Yale Baroque Ensemble 2014-15The Yale School of Music will present members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble in a baroque violin recital on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18 and 19. Each performance takes place at 5:30 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).

The recital features violinists Hyejin Koh and Seul-A Lee, both current members of the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. They will be joined by Christopher Hwang, baroque cello; Stephen Gamboa, harpsichord; and Arash Noori, theorbo.

The program opens with two religious-themed pieces by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644–1704), The Annunciation  and Passacaglia: The Guardian Angel. Next is a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), the Sonata in F minor for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1018.

Two more Bach works follow the intermission: the Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023 and the Chaconne from the Partita in D minor, BWV 1004. The concert concludes with the Sonata in D major, Op. 5, No. 1 by Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713).

The Yale Baroque Ensemble is a postgraduate ensemble whose members undertake a year of intensive study. Robert Mealy, described by the New Yorker as “a world-class early music violinist,” is the ensemble’s director.

The concerts are free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Collection of Musical Instruments at 203 432-0822 or visit their new website, collection.yale.edu.

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